Janet A Leigh
Luke is an outsider. He is tormented at college and the only way to survive is to keep himself to himself. To add to his misery, the years following his brother, Dean's, death have also taken their toll. His mother, Mae, is oblivious to the beatings he suffers at the hands of her boyfriend, Nick, who takes any opportunity to put him in his place. Is there no respite for this teenage Goth?
Sometimes he thinks classmate, Lucile, could be his refuge. Popular and beautiful, despite her friends' constant ridicule of him, she is the only one who treats him like a human being. If only he could get up the nerve to ask her out, but she could never truly be interested in him, right?
Suddenly he feels it, a warm, safe glow when he walks past the abandoned park on his way home from college. A feeling of calm which makes all his troubles go away. Then he meets her. His Gothic Angel. A young ghost who at seventeen comes to mean more to him than he could ever have imagined. His best friend, his one. But how can they make it work?